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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (423 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stacy Morrison Narrator: Stacy Morrison Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Just when Stacy Morrison thought everything in her life had come together, her husband of ten years announced that he wanted a divorce. She was left alone with a new house that needed a lot of work, a new baby who needed a lot of attention, and a new job in the high-pressure world of New York magazine publishing.

Morrison had never been one to believe in fairy tales. As far as she was concerned, happy endings were the product of the kind of ambition and hard work that had propelled her to the top of her profession. But she had always considered her relationship with her husband a safe place in her often stressful life. All of her assumptions about how life works crumbled, though, when she discovered that no amount of will and determination was going to save her marriage.

For Stacy, the only solution was to keep on living and to listen—as deeply and openly as possible—to what this experience was teaching her.

Told with humor and heart, her honest and intimate account of the stress of being a working mother while trying to make sense of her unraveling marriage offers unexpected lessons of love, forgiveness, and dignity that will resonate with women everywhere.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeanettedianne simkins | 2/20/2014

    " I really really enjoyed this book....it paralleled my life in alot of ways when I was with my Ex. I could relate to alot of the authors feelings and thoughts. A Great book for anyone who as been through a breakup. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liz Forester | 2/13/2014

    " This book felt like I was re-living my own divorce experience through the voice of someone that was able to articulate it so much better than I ever could. I cried and laughed and can only hope that my story unfolds with the same grace as the authors. Definitely a great read for anyone dealing with the heartbreak of divorce or anyone that mistakenly thinks that there are easy answers for why and how a marriage ends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/12/2014

    " I am reading too much about divorce and bad marriages lately (both fiction and non-fiction) it makes me NEVER want to get married. Not that I have any plans on the horizon at all, but all these books lately make me think why anyone would ever bother. This was an autobio about some magazine editor and her marriage and house as it all fell apart. I felt there was something missing in this book. While she kind of totally bagged on her ex for totally good reasons, I kept thinking, why would anyone so smart fall into this trap and for so long? They got married kind of young and waited for like 10 years to have a kid and once they did, everything fell apart. I think there was something wrong with her as well, but I couldn't figure out what. This story was sort of told in chronological order, but as a whole it just seemed like little stories and situations just thrown together into some thing of a book. Also, when she had a lot going on, I didn't really feel sorry for her. I feel like people who bite off more then they can chew kind of have it coming. Also, she had a lot of guys friends, which I think is a little odd. It was a blah read, I felt like something was off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/10/2014

    " Among the best books I have ever read...period. I highly recommend this book. "

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About the Author

Stacy Morrison is the editor-in-chief of Redbook magazine. Under her guidance, the magazine has found new vibrancy and relevance for today’s generations, winning a Folio Award for General Excellence (2005), a Clarion Award for General Excellence (2007), and a National Magazine Award nomination for Personal Service (2006). She has appeared as an expert on women, love, sex, money and more on the Today show, CNN Headline News, CNN Moneyline, and The Early Show, among many other television programs. She lives in Brooklyn with her son, Zack, whose father is at the house many, many times a week.